The next time you are told to park your car outside the building when you visit your friend’s home, you don’t have to obey. You can demand that the housing society allow you to park in the visitors’ slot.
If it does not have provisions for visitors, you can go to the local municipal office and file a complaint against the society for violating rules.
In an instance that highlights a little-known aspect of the Development Control (DC) Regulations, 1992 of the BMC Section 36(2) of DC Regulations makes it a must for every residential building in the city to reserve space for parking visitors’ vehicles.
In the island city, the reserved space is 25 per cent of the building’s total parking area, while in the suburbs it is 10 per cent.